By Duncan Smith
Without question, Fox News has the best prime-time line-up, with One America News and Newsmax coming in close behind.
And to us, the stand-out among Fox’s hosts is Tucker Carlson.
Poignant, always on point, and inciteful, Carlson delivered another thought-provoking monologue during his Monday program directed at the hapless cocooned Washington media elite for their failure to grasp why so many Americans turn out to see President Donald Trump at his rallies.
Despite COVID-19. Despite sometimes inclement weather. And despite constant harping by the lamestream media.
Case in point: The president was mobbed in Butler, Pa., over the weekend as he held one of his final rallies before Election Day.
By ‘mobbed,’ we mean simply that the rally was, as are all his rallies, very well attended.
Donald Trump is and has always been a living indictment of the people who run this country. That was true four years ago when Trump came out of nowhere to win the presidency and it’s every bit as true right now. Our ruling class is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/0JLb6L5AFR
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) November 3, 2020
‘Butler is like a lot of places you will find in this country once you head inland from the coasts,’ Carlson began, showing an image from the rally held Saturday in the town north of Pittsburgh.
‘It’s a former industrial town, they made Pullman railcars there for many years, but it’s been losing population for decades. There are still a lot of nice people in Butler. For $60,000, you can buy a decent house there,’ Carlson continued.
‘It’s a place you might be happy in, but our professional class is not impressed by Butler. They don’t consider Butler, Pennsylvania, or places like it, the future. To them, places like Butler are embarrassing relics of a past best forgotten, the men of Butler may have built this country and they did, but they mean nothing to our leaders now,’ he said.
To make the point, Carlson said no one in Washington, D.C., New York or Los Angeles said anything when large numbers of people in Butler suddenly began ‘killing themselves with narcotics,’ eventually prompting residents to build a memorial in the center of the city.
‘Given all of that, it was interesting how the people around Butler feel about Donald Trump. Here’s a picture of the president’s rally there on Saturday night. Tens of thousands of people came, so many people that the crowd obscured the horizon. It looked like a visit from the Pope,’ Carlson noted further. ‘When was the last time a political speech drew that many people?’
It was stunning. It was remarkable.
58,000 showed up for President Trump in Butler, PA. Those are rock star numbers. Biden literally can’t fill a minivan. pic.twitter.com/8xr5TvyhxB
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 1, 2020
‘Why did all those people come? Why?’ Carlson wondered.
‘They must’ve known that Donald Trump is the most evil man who’s ever lived. They’ve heard that every day for five years. They know people who support Donald Trump are also evil. They’re bigots, they’re morons, they’re racist cult members. They know that Americans have been fired from their jobs for supporting Donald Trump, not to mention kicked off social media, belittled by their kids’ teachers, shunned by decent society. Only losers and freaks support Donald Trump,’ he went on.
‘People in Butler knew all of that, but on Saturday, they went to the Donald Trump rally anyway,’ Carlson said, noting that Trump has given a voice to people who have long been looked down on by the ‘elite’ and especially the Washington media.
‘They’re not deluded, they know exactly who Trump is, they love him anyway. They love Donald Trump because no one else loves them. The country they built, the country of their ancestors fought for over hundreds of years has left them to die on their unfashionable little towns mocked and despised by the sneering half-wits with finance degrees, but no actual skills, who seem to run everything all of a sudden,’ Carlson said.
‘Whatever Donald Trump’s faults, he’s better than the people in charge. At least he doesn’t hate them for their weakness,’ he added.
‘Donald Trump in other words is and has always been a living indictment of the people who run this country, that was true four years ago when Trump came out of nowhere to win the presidency and it’s every bit as true right now, maybe even more true than it’s ever been and it will remain true regardless of whether Donald Trump wins reelection,’ Carlson said.
‘Trump grows because they failed, it’s as simple as that,’ he added, noting that if people ‘in charge’ had even done a ‘halfway decent job with the country they inherited’ or were not so selfish, then the president would still be hosting ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
‘But they didn’t. Instead, they were incompetent and narcissistic and cruel and relentlessly dishonest. They wrecked what they didn’t build, they lied about it. They hurt anyone who told the truth about what they were doing,’ Carlson said. ‘That’s true. We watched.’
America is ‘still a great country, the best in the world,’ Carlson concluded, ripping on the nation’s ruling class as ‘disgusting.’
‘A vote for Trump is a vote against them,’ he said. ‘That’s what’s going on in that picture, that’s what’s going on in this country.’